A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Wednesday, December 18, 2013.
--One reporter answers Redskins fans questions including whether the Redskins plan to trade quarterback Kirk Cousins or keep him for next year.
--A look at turnover issues the Redskins have suffered throughout this season. The Redskins have 29 combined turnovers this season and only turned the ball over 14 times all of last year.
--How tight end Fred Davis was able to make an impact play to help the Redskins respond offensively vs. the Falcons. Davis caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Kirk Cousins for the Redskins first score of the day.
--Redskins officials deny the latest report on quarterback Robert Griffin III's father. According to reports Griffin's father spoke with Daniel Snyder on the head coaching position but those close to Snyder deny the reports.
--Why some reporters feel that Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen deserves some of the blame for the Redskins 3-11 season.
--A look at the financial cost of hiring a head coach and what the Redskins may do with the reported $32 million increase in cap room they will have next season.
--Why there have been such an outpouring of anonymous sources coming out of Redskins Park this season and an overview of the different types of stories that have followed this 3-11 team.
--Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and his opinion of the Redskins team and the turmoil an 3-11 season brings. Jones said, "It’s not rosy over in those areas."
--One reporter tries to put quarterback Kirk Cousins' start in perspective and looks at the future of the franchise with quarterback Robert Griffin III. While Cousins play was impressive he did play against the NFL's 29th ranked defense and the 25th ranked defense against the pass giving up 254.9 yards a game through the air.
--Redskins fullback Darrel Young hurt his hamstring again vs. Atlanta causing him to miss most of the game. Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said, "He set himself back a little against the Falcons."
--A look at the Redskins team via snap counts during the Redskins-Falcons game. Defensive lineman Chris Baker played his most snaps all season with 54 and got the start vs. Atlanta.
--Redskins head coach is pleased with the effort his team is showing despite being 3-11. Shanahan acknowledged the reports and distractions the team is dealing with and said, "I think we’ve got our players really playing right now, very hard, despite some of the distractions."
--One reporter looks at the possibility of New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan being available this winter.
--Five important notes from head coach Mike Shanahan's press conference on Monday including the changes made to the Redskins offense with quarterback Kirk Cousins leading the team.
--What you need to know as the Washington Redskins play rival Dallas Cowboys at FedExField on Sunday. The Cowboys are coming off a devastating loss to the Packers where they blew a 23-point halftime lead.
--The Washington Redskins come in at No. 31 on ESPN’s power rankings. Despite the low ranking the Redskins offense will go against the NFL's worst pass defense in Dallas that gives up 297.4 yards passing a game.
--A look at quarterback Kirk Cousins performance vs. Atlanta and the impression he is making on the NFL in a small yet effective number of games played. Cousins led the offense to scoring drives on their final drives of the first half and the end of the game, only the second time this season that has happened.
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